Friday, September 24, 2010

Pure Evil

Two weeks ago, an ELCA pastor in Michigan was arrested for attempting to "sexually train" an 11-year-old girl. He believed himself to be in contact with her mother, but -- thank God -- the girl did not exist, and her "mother" was an FBI agent.

This guy's name is William Bendert, and he is, technically, the pastor of King of Kings, in Lake Orion, Michigan. Please pray for his congregation, which is surely going through hell right now.

We are grateful beyond words for the existence of law-enforcement agents willing and able to carry out investigations like this one.

2 comments:

Diane said...

thanks for bringing this to our attention! and "pure evil" is a good title.

By the way, what do you mean by "technically"?

Father Anonymous said...

"Technically," meaning on paper only. They guy is on administrative leave, which makes sense since he's in jail. And even if, by some unlikely turn of events, he does not spend the next few years in prison, he's never going back to that parish. So he's the pastor of record, but somebody else is preaching, celebrating and hearing confessions. Thank God.